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Inmate hunger strikes rarely require force feeding

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FARGO — While a white supremacist jailed in the western part of the state has refused to eat, officials here say getting an inmate to end a hunger strike can ultimately spiral into a lengthy legal process.

In most instances, the inmate simply wants to be heard, said Sgt. Tara Morris of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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